Technogym, for its part, has added no less than three models to its SKILLRUN series to accommodate individual preferences. The UNITY 5000 boasts a premium, 19" console that serves up a host of entertainment options; the TX 500 provides high-intensity workouts for exercisers at every level; and the UNITY 7000 generates advanced biofeedback metrics—among them, the difference between right and left leg action, and maximum power measurement for sled and parachute training.
“SKILLRUN’s patent-pending MULTIDRIVE technology facilitates both cardio training and resistance workout within a single solution,” says Marco Zambianchi, the president of Technogym, North America.
Going Beyond the Original Function
Matrix Fitness and Muscle D Fitness also have introduced tempting new treadmill treats.
Matrix has unveiled several new S-Drive Performance Trainers. Each incorporates a user-driven treadmill mode, a weighted sled function, and a harness system and resistance parachute. The S-Drive Power features a Target Training Display that tracks metrics, and an LED wrap that utilizes different colors to keep users on track to meet goals. And S-Drive Metrics provide data on speed, distance, elapsed time, and heart rate.
Muscle D Fitness’ three brand-new treadmills are equipped with 3.5" rollers and high-quality, German-manufactured belts to withstand heavy commercial usage. To prolong the operation of the lower control board, the company has devised an easy-to-access, self- contained control box. “Club owners want durability and long-term performance,” says Brian Lewallen, the president of Muscle D. “We’re blazing a new trail in treadmill construction.”
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